The Spartans made it two tournaments this season with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Spartans are 6-2 in their last eight games.
San José State men's water polo hosted their first banquet since 1981
Four Spartans scored multiple goals
The freshman was recognized in the Spartans' second year back as a water polo program
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his second season with the Spartans.
2017: Played in all 28 games…Led the team in assists with 30…Led the team in steals with 66…Scored 24 goals...Second on team in points with 54…Scored a career high five goals against #10 UC Santa Barbara November 18, 2017…Recorded a career-high eight steals against Air Force September 24, 2017…Career-high six assists against #5 Pacific November 10, 2017…Led all field players on team in blocked shots with 11…Recorded an assist in 10 straight games (September 2-24).
2016: Played in all 28 games...Received All-Golden Coast Conference Honorable Mention honors...Third in the nation with 52 steals...Led the conference in steals...Scored 29 goals, second most on the team...Scored a career-high four goals and recorded a career-high five steals against #7-Santa Barbara on October 13, 2016...Matched his career-high by notching five steals against #14-George Washington on October 22, 2016...Had eight multiple goal games and scored at least one goal in 17 games...Had career-high five points in November 11 game against #4-Pacific (two goals, three assists).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Coach Jeff Ashton)...Was integral part of San Marcos High School team that won its first league championship in 20 years in 2014...Named first team All-Channel League his senior season...Also played varsity volleyball.
MORE ON BEN: Plans to major in global studies...Parents are Dwayne and Jenni...Played club water polo for Santa Barbara Premier (Coach Paul Wilson)...Named Junior Olympics All-American in 2014...Brother, Shane, plays water polo at UC Santa Barbara...Sister, Paige, played with the US Women’s Senior National Water Polo Team as a high school sophomore, she is now a senior at San Marcos HS.